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For the Record 02/25/14

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DUI arrests

* Luis Reyes, 23, of Tuttle Street, Inverness, at 2:46 a.m. Feb. 22 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, Reyes reportedly drove his vehicle into a ditch in the McDonalds parking lot in Inverness. Deputies observed a partially opened 12 pack of Budweiser beer on the passenger side floorboard. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and refused. Reyes also refused Breathalyzer testing. Bond $500.

* Donald Marshall, 52, of South Lincoln Avenue, Beverly Hills, at 2:13 p.m. Feb. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, Marshall was stopped for failing maintain a single lane of traffic then running the light at the intersection of Meadowcrest Boulevard and State Road 44. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. Tests of his breath showed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.0 percent and 0.0 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. He refused to provide a requested urine sample. Bond $500.

* Paul Rode, 62, of West Bromin Court, Dunnellon, at 6:07 p.m. Feb. 22 on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence with damage to property, and DUI. According to his arrest affidavit, Rode was involved in a traffic accident where he struck a 2009 Kia SUV at the intersection of West Charlynn Lane and North Citrus Avenue in Crystal River. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. Tests of his breath showed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.171 percent and 0.168 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Bond $1,000.

* Larry Swingle, 61, of North McGee Drive, Hernando, at 10:33 p.m. Feb. 22 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, Swingle reportedly crossed the center line while driving on State Road 200, causing a deputy to have to turn onto to the shoulder of the road to avoid being hit by his vehicle. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. Swingle refused Breathalyzer testing. Bond $500.

* John Croote, 72, of East Forest Trail Drive, Hernando, at 3:29 p.m. Feb. 23 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to his arrest affidavit, Croote was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol for failing to maintain a single lane of traffic near Stokes Ferry Road. According to the report, the Citrus County sheriff’s officials were on
scene and had received numerous reports of Croote’s erratic driving while he was traveling through Marion County on State Road 200. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and did poorly. Tests of his breath showed his blood alcohol concentration was 0.194 percent and 0.188 percent. Bond $500.

Domestic battery arrests

* James Nadeau, 45, of Inverness, at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

* Kevin Coyle, 24, of Inverness, at 4:09 p.m. Feb. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

* Austin Vanfleet, 36, of Brandon at 7:15 a.m. Feb. 22 on an active warrant for violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence.

* Richard Fortune, 43, of Hernando, at 6:03 p.m. Feb. 22 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery and a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence.

* Melvin Mathers, 44, of Inverness, at 10:34 p.m. Feb. 22 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

* Jade Nelson, 20, of Inverness, at 11:42 p.m. Feb. 22 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

* Daniel Lynds, 27, of St. Petersburg, at 1:55 a.m. Feb. 23 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. He was also charged with knowingly driving while his license was suspended or revoked.

* William Wolfe, 50, of Beverly Hills, at 3:10 a.m. Feb. 22 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

Other arrests

* Birdie O’Brien, 37, of North Bloom Point, Crystal River, at 12:54 p.m. Feb. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia. According to her arrest affidavit, deputies were responding to a home suspected of illegally diverting power. Upon arrival O’Brien was reportedly seen running into the woods where she was later found by deputies. Three methamphetamine pipes, two plastic baggies, a small plastic baggie containing two blue pills (later identified as morphine sulfate), two straws and a digital scale were found in her possession. Bond $500.

* Lloyd Slaughter, 40, of West Cinnamon Drive, Lecanto, at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 on an active Sumter County warrant for felony violation of probation as a sex offender.

* Jamie Steffon, 22, of North Andri Drive, Crystal River, at 6:40 p.m. Feb. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of cannabis. According to his arrest affidavit, Steffon was stopped for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign in Crystal River. He reportedly consented to a search of his vehicle and a small amount of marijuana was found on his person and in his vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance.

* Kristine Weinel, 49, of South Wadsworth Avenue, Beverly Hills, at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 21 on an active warrant for sale of a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit sale of a controlled substance. Bond $15,000.

* Ashley Smith, 24, of Tuttle Street, Inverness, at 10:29 p.m. Feb. 21 on an active warrant for felony charges of trafficking in stolen property and grand theft, along with felony violation of probation. According to her arrest affidavit, Smith called deputies to come to her home so that she could turn herself in.

* Gregory Bassett, 28, of South Live Oak Drive, Floral City, at 11:32 a.m. Feb. 22 on a felony charge of criminal mischief. According to his arrest affidavit, Bassett is accused of removing a family member’s lawnmower from a shed, jumpstarting it and later abandoning it in the woods about a half mile away. The mower, valued at $1,154, was found the following morning burned and totaled. Bond $1,000.

* Joseph Ferguson, 27, of West Abers Court, Crystal River, at 4:47 a.m. Feb. 22 on a felony charge of knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked with prior convictions. He was stopped when a deputy recognized him behind the wheel and was aware that he did not have a current driver’s license. According to his arrest affidavit, Ferguson had two prior convictions for driving with a suspended license, one in January of 2011, and the other in July of 2013. Bond $2,000.

* Brandon Maner, 32, of Tampa, at 12:56 a.m. Feb. 23 on a felony charge of battery Bond $500.

* Theresa Hanson, 56, of Homosassa, at 1:35 p.m. Feb. 23 on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing after warning. According to her arrest affidavit, Hanson had been previously trespassed from the Homosassa Winn-Dixie on Feb. 17, and re-entered the store on Feb 23. Bond $500.

* Jack Purcell, 37, at 2:43 p.m. Feb. 23 on an active warrant for violation of parole stemming from an original charge of sex with a minor over the age of 16. According to his arrest affidavit, Purcell cut off his court-ordered ankle GPS monitoring device on U.S. 19 in Hudson on Feb. 20. Deputies from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on his whereabouts and saw Purcell enter a white van parked at a Dunnellon residence on Riverbend Road. He was then stopped and taken into custody at gunpoint. Bond was denied.

* Joseph Seaman, 40, of East Gobbler Court, Floral City, at 4:02 p.m. Feb. 23 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from the original charge of two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

* Angela Kipper, 39, of South Faraday Avenue, Peoria, Ill., at 11:10 p.m. Feb. 23 on an active warrant for felony violation of probation stemming from the original charge of writing a worthless check. According to her arrest affidavit, Kipper turned herself in to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. Bond $750.